Google and Synergy


Create a Writing Portfolio

A portfolio is a binder (or something similar) where you keep examples of your best work.

In this lesson, you're going to create a writing portfolio.

Lesson Steps

  1. Make sure that you are logged into your school account.
    • If you haven't already done so, open up a browser window and login to Google using your SFUSD Gmail and password.
  2. Click on this link. (Opens in a new window.)
  3. Click on the blue button that says Make a copy.
  4. Edit the file name that appears in the top-left corner of your browser window.
    • Where it says Copy of Your Name (Writing Portfolio), erase "Copy of Your Name" and write your own name, like this:
      • John Smith (Writing Portfolio)
  5. Next, edit the header of your document. (The "header" is the top-most inch of the page).
    • The words Your Name appear in the header of your document (above the title).
    • Double-click on the words Your Name so that you can edit the header.
    • Replace the words Your Name with your own full name (first and last).
  6. Share the document with me.
    • Click on the blue Share button in the top-right corner of your document.
    • Share the document with me by adding my name. (Type in "tefel" and you'll see my name pop up). Make sure that I'm listed as an editor (and not just a viewer or commenter).
    • Click Done.
    • Go back to the blue Share button.
    • This time, click on Copy link (in the bottom-right corner of the pop-up box).
    • The link to your document is now on your clipboard (your computer's short-term memory). I want you to send that link to me in an email.
      • Open a new browser window and go to the waffle.
      • Open up your Gmail.
      • Address a new email to me.
      • In the body of your email, paste in the link to your writing portfolio.
      • Click Send.

Self Check

Did you:
  • create a writing portfolio?
  • personalize the file name?
  • personalize the header?
  • share your writing portfolio with me?
  • send me the link to your writing portfolio?
If you successfully did all these things, take the quiz at the bottom of the page.

If not, raise your hand and ask for help.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.